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Painting a Mural at Nakwaperit

On Sunday, the students returned to the Nakwaperit Primary School to start off a project to give color to the walls of the main classroom. The students started off with painting a white base as a foundation for the mural. Students applying a white base coat to the Primary School walls Amna [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04+03:00October 23rd, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Painting a Mural at Nakwaperit

The end of Paleontology and the return to Lothagam.

The Paleontology module is winding down to a close, and for our last trip we returned to Lothagam - one of the most important Miocene fossil bearing sites in the Rift Valley. Professor Boyer leads the students through the ancient formations in search of fossils The students open their fossil-finding eyes as [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:05+03:00October 19th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on The end of Paleontology and the return to Lothagam.

Sunday Football Match!

The game is on! TBI (right) faces Nakwaperit Primary School (left). The Turkana Basin Institute Field School students and staff visited the Nakwaperit Primary School over the weekend to play a competitive, yet casual, football match. TBI students and staff pursue the ball. We held up a good defense, but our [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:05+03:00October 16th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Sunday Football Match!

Screening for Morphology

Professor Doug Boyer teaches the students about taxonomic features. The Field School students spent the morning looking at some of the skeletal collections that the Institute has to offer. From the tiny Rock Hyrax to the massive Elephant, the students were able to familiarize themselves with anatomical terminology and variation in African mammals. [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:05+03:00October 11th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Screening for Morphology
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